Dukes advance to state for first time in school history

MOLINE, Ill. (WIFR) For the first time in school history, Dixon baseball is going to state after a 1-0 win over Dunlap in Monday's 3A Augustana Super-Sectional Final.

The Dukes rode pitcher Andrew Long to the finish line as he threw 94 pitches and earned the shutout.

Joseph Heckert drove in the game's only run in the top of the fourth as he grounded into a fielder's choice and Finn Brandon touched home.

Dixon moves onto the state semifinals where it will play Montini Friday at 12 p.m. at Route 66 Stadium in Joliet.